Category Archives: Crochet

Springtime favs

It’s looking and feeling like Spring lately.

This is my new soft Cotton mini yarn stash. It wasn’t easy selecting from the tons of colors Knit Picks offers on this yarn. It’s cotton & modal blends. I find this very interesting about Modal: http://www.aaatextiles.com/knit/Modal.html

The sheen is pretty and is so much softer than the Lily Sugar & Cream yarn I’ve used.

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Here are some of the colorful skeins I bought.

WIPS: Ear warmers

I’m still working on  a few of these neat ear warmers to gift to the Asst Managers at our Panera for Christmas. I used Stitch, Stitch Boom pattern. The Moss stitch has great texture. I used Vanna’s Choice 4 ply yarn. This one is actually a dark Brick color, the other is a Dusty Purple.

Jewel colors

I love the jewel tone color way of this beautiful soft chunky yarn (Lion Brand Yarn).

Working on a cowl…a really warm cowl using a large R hook (as thick as a pretzel rod stick). I’m making the cowl tall to be able to roll it over or hide under it during very cold weather. Stitching half double crochet stitches around and around. I’m almost finished!

Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival 

Spent the day surrounded by fiber lovers – touching luxurious yarn (at the Dutchess county fairgrounds). The Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival draws thousands of fiber lovers, from all over. There are vendors galore, aisle after aisle of amazing yarn. I’m grateful for gorgeous sunny weather with temps in the 60’s = perfect day!

I bought more than I should but, I’m frugal with my yarn purchase, most of year anyway. 😉 A few skeins, but couldn’t find the Blue Moon “Fire on the Mountain” hank which I need to finish a shawl. Well, I bought another colorway to make another. I also bought some accessories (knitting needles, crochet hook, etc.), earrings, some alpaca socks (for gifts), my annual large basket purchase & of course, a falafel.

Another amazing day surrounded by yarn!!

 

“Extreme Crocheting”

Calling this “extreme crocheting” with an R hook. Next to my I hook the R is huge! This Bernat blanket yarn (acrylic) is super soft and perfect for the ‘throws’ I’m making for charity.

 

 

 

 

Keeping it together, stitch by stitch…

With all the craziness going on in this world I’m grateful for my hobby of Crocheting/ Knitting …it helps keep my restless hands busy and anxious tendencies in check.

I also use some of the helpful practices given (below).

Working on a few charity projects, these prayer hearts will be sent to women who are grieving the lost of an infant (2nd and 3rd trimester).

This turquoise baby blanket is for friend’s newborn baby boy. I love working with this cheerful color.

Simple practices that help:

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-22085/7-simple-practices-that-will-help-you-beat-everyday-anxiety.html

WIP on my H hook…

Newborn size vs teeny preemie size…

Crocheting using Caron one pound yarn & Bernat for accent stripes.

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So much smaller than this newborn baby hat
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Making a dozen of these for the preemie hat project of my Stitch & Bitch.

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On my hooks…

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I laid down my knitting needles for the weekend to crochet some newborn hats for our hospital project. Using Caron One Pound yarn. A lot of Pink & Mint!!
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I’m still knitting the wash clothes …halfway done for my 30 count goal.

Knitting pretty…

I’ve made #4 out of 30 knitted washcloths. I’m adding them to my ‘TLC packs’ for my Spring donation to the women’s  shelter. Going to wrap it around a bar of soap.

I’m enjoying using Cotton (Peaches & Creme) and working with the variegated yarn, in Spring colors!! 🙂
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Happy Spring!! Happy Palm Sunday and the start of the Holy week.

Together we’ve done a lot…

 

I’ve done a lot of crocheted items: hats, scarves, cowls, lapghans, and fingerless gloves for our charity projects. Added together my Stitch & Bitch donated in excess of 200 stitched items. I am grateful as a group could offer so much.

On my #8 needles today is a sunny, lighter weight baby blanket (for a friend’s baby). I’m using Caron Simply soft for Spring & Easter.

Some days…

Solitude is just what I need… time for “being still”.

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Infinity scarves…

3 Infinity Scarfs Dec 2014 gifts

I made a number of infinity cowls for gifts this Christmas.  I also made one for myself in the pink/rose color. I used a K hook for the Peacock Blue cowl and a J hook for the other two using a hdc on all.

My current WIP is a neck warmer cowl in a V-stitch:

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